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Senior Legal Counsel for Energy Equity | Greenlining Institute | Oakland, CA

The Senior Legal Counsel for Energy Equity focuses advancing just decarbonization policies that balance economic, climate and racial equity needs. The aim is to ensure affordable, clean, and self-determined energy services for communities of color. To achieve this aim, this role works with external partner organizations and advocates through the CPUC and other local and state energy providers.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Legal Policy Research and Analysis

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the issue area, the policy-making process, the political landscape and the key stakeholders
  • Critically analyzes racial disparities by leading research activities including environmental scans, literature reviews, listening tours, stakeholder interviews, and best practice reviews
  • Prepares and presents top-quality analytical reports and recommendations for just and inclusive policy solutions
  • Provides legal and legislative analyses, drafting legislation and other written products for various legal and non-legal audiences
  • Drafts legislation, amendments, executive actions, regulations, and guidance
  • Prepare testimony, briefs, comments, petitions, motions, and other pleading documents to be filed with regulatory agencies
  • Develops compelling data, infographics, fact sheets, new articles, blogs and other political and educational materials to reach a variety of audiences

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Conducts outreach with community advocates, government, universities and private sector representatives to build a stronger coalition in support of the policy aim
  • Helps organize, participate in, and conduct trainings, webinars, and conferences to build awareness and knowledge related to policy area
  • Raises the visibility of issues that impact communities of color by writing news articles and blogs that attract positive media attention
  • Represents the organization and the team through speaking engagements at hearings, conferences
  • Implements a variety of approached to influence specific legislation through direct and grassroot lobbying
  • Hosts convenings and stakeholder meetings that bring different kinds of people together to work for powerful solutions
  • Builds political will by presenting Greenlining’s policy positions to strengthen support from public and government officials involved in policy decisions
  • Presents written and oral testimony to the legislature and state agencies
  • Speaks at legal and policy conferences

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